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Trio of Graeco-Roman Pottery Oil Lamps

Lot 0014
**Originally Listed At $250**

Classical World, Greco-Roman period, ca. 2nd century BCE to 1st century CE. A trio of handsome ceramic oil lamps, all with a rounded body and a spout projecting from one side. One has an undecorated body; another has a very simple motif of banded lines around the spout; the third, which is painted black, has a more elaborate molded decoration of lines and bosses. Oil lamps would be filled with olive oil, have a wick placed inside of them, and used to light homes, shops, holy places, and many other places throughout the Greek and Roman world. Items like these remind us of the everyday lives of the people who would have used them. Size of largest: 3.55" W (9 cm)

Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex estate G. E. Franken, acquired 1960s to 1970s

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One has loss to tip of spout. Another has small loss to interior and is missing its handle. The third has a tiny chip from the spout.

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Trio of Graeco-Roman Pottery Oil Lamps

Estimate $350 - $525Jul 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA